In our kitchen cabinets, we all want a juicer which can help pour some health in our glasses. But among the wide variety of juicers on the market, which one should you opt for? HomeQuicks gives you a comparison between two popularly used juicers – masticating and centrifugal – their mechanism, and how they perform.
Choosing the right juicer depends on your needs―whether you want one that is cheaper, easier to use and quick, or one that preserves nutrition, yet is slow in processing.
It is simply difficult to imagine a morning exercise without a glass of fresh juice―ready to energize you and make up for the lost nutrients. Considered as an healthy way to start your mornings, the need for instant juices has caused ‘juicers’ to become a necessity in modern-day kitchens.
An appliance that is easy to use and available widely in the market, makes choosing the right one to suit your requirements a slightly tricky affair. If we talk about the various juicer options available, the masticating juicer and centrifugal juicer are the most popular ones.
Here, we have analyzed the basic differences between these juicers, and tried to find out which one outweighs the other on the basis of various parameters. Of course, there are various brands with different specifications to choose from. Here’s a face-off between them―choose the one that’s best for you.
|Masticating Juicer||Centrifugal Juicer|
|It will chew, grind, knead, and form a pulp of the vegetable or the fruit, as the name suggests. Basically, it has the same process as the human jaw has for grinding food. With its ‘auger’, it will chew down the produce and extract juice.||It will coerce down the fruit to its blades, hence the name centrifugal. The juice will be extracted from the pulp, after being blended and will pass down through holes. The residual pulp is left behind after extracting juice, and can be disposed off.|
|It is suitable for leafy vegetables and fruits, and you can even process baby food in it.||It is mostly used for soft and hard fruits, it is not effective for leafy vegetables, such as spinach, and other grass.|
|Winner: The masticating juicer for its capacity to process more food stuff.|
|It is slow, since it grinds down the produce and then infuses liquid from it.||It usually works at a high speed, its blades rotate to derive juice from the pulp.|
|Winner: Centrifugal juicer for giving you that fresh juice, immediately, just when you crave for it.|
|As an initial investment, it is costlier than centrifugal juicer.||It is very popular and available in the market and available at a cheaper price than the masticating juicer.|
|Winner: Centrifugal juicer for being lighter on your pocket!|
|It requires more cutting and preparation, due to its design.||It is not necessary to cut the fruit so that it fits in the machine. This makes it easier to use.|
|Winner: Centrifugal juicer for those lazy ones, who hate to chop.|
|Quantity of Juice Produced|
|It wins high points for its effective process which ensures that maximum juice is extracted. The residual pulp left behind is more dry than in the case of a centrifugal juicer. Thus, it can be said, though it is costlier, it is economical in the long run―since it extracts the maximum from the produce.||It rotates at high speed, thus, it is not as efficient as the masticating juicer in terms of quantity of juice produced.|
|Winner: Masticating juicer for reaping out the maximum liquid for us.|
|It has a relatively slow processing speed, and makes lesser noise.||The blades on a centrifugal juicer certainly make more noise|
|Winner: Masticating juicer for those, who prefer peace in their kitchens!|
Many conclude that masticating juicers are a better option since they can process more foods, and also because the juice produced is healthier. However, it is a myth that centrifugal juicers reduce and kill enzymes. Of course, quantity of juice produced by the masticating juicer is more. Nevertheless, if you’re always short of time, and mostly consume fruit juices, centrifugal juicer is the one for you. But if you wish to juice down vegetables, and have a healthier option, the masticating juicers score better.